By Rebecca Rubin
LOS ANGELES, Feb 7 (Variety.com) - Denzel Washington's crimethriller "The Little Things" led domestic box office chartsagain, pulling in $2.1 million in its second weekend of release.
Overseas, "The Little Things" collected $1.4 million inticket sales from 20 countries. The R-rated film has made $7.8million in the U.S. and Canada and $5.2 million internationallyto date.
Directed by John Lee Hancock, "The Little Things" debutedsimultaneously on the HBO Max streaming service. With the U.S.box office essentially at a standstill, Warner Bros. made thedecision (one that was met with vocal backlash) to repeat thathybrid strategy for its entire 2021 movie slate.
In second place, Universal and DreamWorks Animation's "TheCroods: A New Age" has generated $1.7 million. After 11 weeks intheaters, the "Croods" sequel has brought in $46 milliondomestically. Though there aren't many big-screen offerings foraudiences to choose from these days, its box office hold hasbeen notable because "The Croods: A New Age" has been availableto rent on premium video-on-demand platforms for two months.Overseas, the film brought in $808,000, which brings itsinternational total to $101.6 million and global haul to $147.6million.
Liam Neeson thriller "The Marksman" landed in the No. 3spot, grossing $1 million from 2,018 screens. That brings itstotal haul to $9.1 million. "Wonder Woman 1984" came in fourthplace with $905,000 from 1,818 U.S. locations. The Warner Bros.superhero adventure, which also premiered concurrently on HBOMax, has amassed $40 million at the domestic box office and $154million worldwide.
Sony's "Monster Hunter" rounded out the top five with$590,000 in its eighth weekend of release. The video gameadaptation, starring Milla Jovovich, has made $11.8 million todate.
Overseas, Disney and Pixar's "Soul" -- which isn't playingin domestic theaters and is only available to U.S. audiences onDisney Plus -- continues to sell tickets. The film is performingparticularly well in China, where it has made $55.8 and hasofficially passed "Incredibles 2" ($53.7 million) to become thecountry's second-highest Pixar release ever. In total, "Soul"earned $6.9 million from 11 international countries, boostingits foreign bounty to $96.2 million.